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Margaret Chester of Greenwood named 2018 Paraoptometric of the South...

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:08:56 GMT

Margaret Chester of Greenwood is the 2018 Paraoptometric of the South, an annual award given by the Southern Council of Optometrists to recognize an outstanding paraoptometric.




Alabama bans some Mississippi deer meat over zombie nerve disease

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 23:39:08 GMT

In this April 19, 2012, file photo, deer walk in a field near Bismarck, N.D. Alabama has prohibited Mississippi deer meat crossing the border because chronic wasting disease has been found in Mississippi deer. FILE - In this April 19, 2012, file photo, deer walk in a field near Bismarck, N.D. Alabama has prohibited Mississippi deer meat crossing the border because chronic wasting disease has been found in Mississippi deer.




a Golden Nuggeta claims are rich in Coast history

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:55:06 GMT

A postcard mailed from Gulfport in 1911 comments, 'This shows the orange trees when young,' making the point that one good reason to plant citrus on the Mississippi Coast is that it produces crops early. A postcard mailed from Gulfport in 1911 comments, 'This shows the orange trees when young,' making the point that one good reason to plant citrus on the Mississippi Coast is that it produces crops early.




Voice of civil rights

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:14:19 GMT

Fannie Lou Hamer would have turned 100 this year. A civil-rights activist who famously stormed Mississippi's all-white delegation at the Democratic Convention in Atlantic City during 1964's Freedom Summer, Hamer also organized voter registration drives in the Magnolia state, educating black people about their constitutional rights.




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Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:24:45 GMT

Mississippi's four-year high school graduation rate has reached a record high of 83 percent, and almost all Northeast Mississippi school districts followed suit with rates at or above the state average. The rates, released Thursday by the Mississippi Department of Education, are based on the group of students who entered the ninth grade during the 2013-14 school year.




South Mississippians feeling spring fever

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 04:47:07 GMT

Spring was in the air on Saturday. It was the warmest and driest weekend day South Mississippi has seen in a while.




Mississippi Severe Weather Preparedness Week happening Feb. 19-23

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 04:47:06 GMT

Spring is right around the corner, and as we push into the new season, severe weather usually picks up across the south and even right here the Mid-South. With our primary severe weather season usually taking place between March to May, Mississippi is hosting a week to help everyone across the Magnolia State to be better prepared and ready for the event severe weather moves across the state.




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Sun, 18 Feb 2018 00:09:52 GMT

Center fielder Jaylon Keys and third baseman Luke Reynolds homered to help the University of Southern Mississippi build an early lead, and the 21st-ranked Golden Eagles downed No. 23 Mississippi State University 7-4 Saturday afternoon at Pete Taylor Park.




Democrats seek to change the terms of school funding debate

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:43:33 GMT

Opponents of changing the way Mississippi funds its public schools say that all schools will come out poorer under a proposed new formula than if the current one were fully funded. Only twice in 20 years have lawmakers provided the entire amount demanded by the current Mississippi Adequate Education Program.




C Spire, Microsoft bring new computer science program to MSU

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:20:49 GMT

A computer science program supported by C Spire will now take hold in Mississippi classrooms, with some involvement from Mississippi State University. The Technology Education And Learning in Schools program, which was formulated by Microsoft Philanthropies, will be presented in Mississippi, in conjunction with C Spire.




Tori Bowie helps Mississippi put out fires

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:59:21 GMT

The world's fastest woman and Olympic gold medalist Tori Bowie is helping her home state put out fires. The Mississippi native is featured in a public service announcement from the Forestry Commission to help prevent wildfires.




USM vs MSU series brings tourism into the city

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:53:25 GMT

People from all over the state came to Hattiesburg to cheer on their favorite team in the baseball season-opening series between the University of Southern Mississippi at Pete Taylor Park. Executive Director of Visit Hattiesburg Marlo Dorsey said that the city has the red carpet rolled out to anyone coming to the city to have a good time the weekend of the game.




Silas Simmons, LLP Announces New Partners

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:41:37 GMT

Cavin received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting from Mississippi College.




Agnew re-elected to head APTS Board, California station hires LAT...

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:10:52 GMT

Ronnie Agnew, executive director of Mississippi Public Broadcasting, has been re-elected president of the board of America's Public Television Stations. Also returning to positions on the 23-member panel are Professional Vice Chair Roy Clem , executive director of Alabama Public Television , and Lay Vice Chair Carol Kellermann , a lay trustee at WNET in New York City.




Suspect in Heidi Todd kidnapping to appear in Mississippi federal court

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:43:26 GMT

A booking photo on Feb. 15, 2018, shows Thomas Lawton Evans, a suspect in the kidnapping of Heidi Todd from Johns Island. Madison County Detention Center/Provided A booking photo on Feb. 15, 2018, shows Thomas Lawton Evans, a suspect in the kidnapping of Heidi Todd from Johns Island.




Ole Miss appeals NCAA punishment, citing abuse of discretion

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:23:32 GMT

Mississippi filed its appeal Thursday of the NCAA committee on infractions' decision to ban the football program from the postseason in 2018, limit unofficial recruiting visits and cite the school for lack institutional control in a case involving 21 violations.




Civil War Profiles - A Civil War trip of a lifetime, Part 6

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:37:40 GMT

After leaving the Pea Ridge National Military Park in Arkansas, our route on this Civil War journey in October 1995 headed southeast out of the Ozark Mountains to Little Rock. Traveling across the Mississippi River, we entered Tennessee at the bustling city of Memphis - having driven 350 miles since leaving Pea Ridge.